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So recently I've had the upgrade itch so I'm looking at GPU's. Currently I have a 5870 that doesn't support voltage tweaking but clocks up to 960/1335 stable on stock volts. My question is what would you recommend as an upgrade? Another for xFire was a thought but 5870 scaling seemed a little unimpressive (I'm still open to it). Would it be worth it to sell it and grab a 6950 and bios flash? Or is the green team offering better products this round? I'd like to see a few opinions and links to benchs and prices would be most appreciated. Thanks!
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CF 6950 shader unlock or SLI 480, should net you similar outcome with simliar cost.
I came from reference 5870 and the gives me knight and day difference.
5870's scaling is sad.
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Intel 600P 512GB NVMe Samsung 850 PRO 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB WD Caviar Black 640GB X2 
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